Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

                                       

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium japonicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lygodium japonicum 008-01-002

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, the leaves (up to 30 m in length!) climbing into the canopy of trees in swamp forests and other wet habitats

Rare outside of Coastal Plain & north of SC

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Lady Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Athyrium asplenioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium asplenioides 011-01-001

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silvery Glade Fern, Silvery Spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Deparia acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Deparia acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium thelypterioides 011-01-002

 

Look for it in moist forests, cove forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Autumn Fern, Japanese Red Shield Fern, Japanese Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Dryopteris erythrosora

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Japan, China & Korea

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Christmas Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polystichum acrostichoides
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polystichum acrostichoides var. acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polystichum acrostichoides 011-05-001

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests & woodlands, esp slopes, ravines, and small stream bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Macrothelypteris torresiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, and to be increasingly invasive in natural habitats (esp in the southern parts of our area)

Uncommon, but increasingly invasive in natural habitats

Non-native: Asian & African tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Onoclea sensibilis var. sensibilis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Onoclea sensibilis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Onoclea sensibilis 011-07-001

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, wet disturbed places

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Netted Chain-fern, Net-veined Chainfern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lorinseria areolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Woodwardia areolata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Woodwardia areolata 012-01-002

 

Look for it in moist to wet, acid, organic soils, such as bogs, blackwater bottomands, pocosins

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ebony Spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asplenium platyneuron
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Asplenium platyneuron +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium platyneuron 013-01-003

 

Look for it in moist to dry soils of forests, woodlands, old fields, also on outcrops, esp of calcareous rocks, & in masonry crevices, at low to moderate elevations

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Loblolly Pine, Old Field Pine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pinus taeda
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinus taeda
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinus taeda 016-01-004

 

Look for it in forests, fields, pine plantations

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Jersey Pine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Pinus virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinus virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinus virginiana 016-01-010

 

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, esp on slopes & ridges, also common in certain areas as a weedy successional tree on nearly any kind of site

Common (rare in Coastal Plain), endemic to Central & Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Tsuga canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tsuga canadensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tsuga canadensis 016-03-001

 

Look for it in a wide variety of habitats in the mountains, most typically & abundantly in moist sites in ravines or coves along streams, but likely to be found in all but the driest habitats between 300 & 1500m

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Juniperus virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juniperus virginiana 018-03-002

 

Look for it in bluffs, glades, upland forests and woodlands, pastures, old fields, roadsides, and fencerows, primarily upland, occurring most abundantly on (but by no means restricted to) circumneutral soils (including shrink-swell clays) derived from mafic or calcareous rocks

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Typha latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha latifolia 019-01-001

 

Look for it in fresh waters of ponds, lakes, ditches, marshes, including tidal freshwater marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bunched Arrowhead
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria fasciculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria fasciculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria fasciculata 027-03-005

 

Look for it in bogs, ditches adjacent to drained bogs, wooded seepage areas

Rare, endemic to a several-county area in sw. NC & nw. SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Arrowhead, Duck Potato
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sagittaria latifolia +
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Sagittaria latifolia
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sagittaria latifolia + 027-03-009

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes, and - in the case of var. latifolia - swamps, farm ponds, ditches

Both varieties common in Mountains, var. pubescens rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Cane, Giant Cane
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arundinaria gigantea
(?) PLANTS National Database: Arundinaria gigantea
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arundinaria gigantea 029-01-001

 

Look for it in swamps, floodplains

Common (uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare in Carolina Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Golden Bamboo, Fishpole Bamboo
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phyllostachys aurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phyllostachys aurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phyllostachys aurea 029-02-001

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Common in GA, uncommon in Carolina Piedmont & Coastal Plain, rare Carolina Mtns

Non-native: China & Japan

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: River Oats, Northern Sea Oats, Fish-on-a-Pole, Indian Woodoats
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Chasmanthium latifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chasmanthium latifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Uniola latifolia 029-10-003

 

Look for it on riverbanks, streambanks, in bottomland forests, seepages & glades over mafic or calcareous rock, usually in nutrient-rich soils

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Weeping Lovegrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eragrostis curvula
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eragrostis curvula
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eragrostis curvula 029-11-007

 

Look for it on roadsides

Common

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orchard Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dactylis glomerata
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Dactylis glomerata +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dactylis glomerata 029-13-001

 

Look for it in pastures, fields, woodland edges, roadsides

Common (uncommon in NC-SC, uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rescue Grass
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Bromus catharticus var. catharticus
(?) PLANTS National Database: Bromus catharticus
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bromus catharticus 029-14-007

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Wild-rye, Common Eastern Wild-rye, Terrell Grass
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Elymus virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Elymus virginicus var. virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elymus virginicus 029-25-002

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Elegant Hairgrass, Annual Silver Hairgrass
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Aira elegans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aira elegans
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aira elegans 029-35-002

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Needlegrass, Blackseed Needlegrass, Eastern Needlegrass, Black Oatgrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Piptochaetium avenaceum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Piptochaetium avenaceum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stipa avenacea 029-37-001

 

Look for it in upland woodlands and forests, sometimes abundant or even dominant in xeric woodlands over granite or mafic rocks in the Piedmont

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bermuda Grass, Scotch Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cynodon dactylon
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cynodon dactylon
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cynodon dactylon 029-54-001

 

Look for it in lawns, gardens, roadsides, pastures, fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet Vernal Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Anthoxanthum odoratum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Anthoxanthum odoratum 029-60-002

 

Look for it in lawns, on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA Mountains & Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Foxtail
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Setaria pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria pumila ssp. pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria glauca 029-68-004

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, lawns, fields, less commonly in natural habitats

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Nodding Foxtail Grass, Giant Foxtail-grass, Chinese Foxtail
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Setaria faberi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria faberi
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria faberi 029-68-007

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Uncommon south of VA

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Foxtail, Green Bristlegrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Setaria viridis var. viridis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Setaria viridis var. viridis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Setaria viridis 029-68-008

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vasey Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Paspalum urvillei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paspalum urvillei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paspalum urvillei 029-74-007

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, and disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Crabgrass, Northern Crabgrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Digitaria sanguinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Digitaria sanguinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Digitaria sanguinalis 029-75-003

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Beaked Panicum, Beaked Panicgrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum anceps
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum anceps var. anceps 029-81-001a

 

Look for it in moist sandy woods, swamps, sloughs, roadsides, fields, waste places, often weedy

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Switchgrass, Prairie Switchgrass
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Panicum virgatum var. virgatum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Panicum virgatum var. virgatum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum virgatum 029-81-006

 

Look for it in dry or wet sandy soils of pinelands, fresh and brackish marshes, tidal swamps, interdune swales and ponds, riverside scour prairies, mafic fens, calcareous fens and spring marshes, rocky river shores and bars. It is also frequently planted

Common in Coastal Plain & GA Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Velvet Witchgrass, Velvet Panicum
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dichanthelium scoparium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dichanthelium scoparium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Panicum scoparium 029-81-057

 

Look for it in moist sandy soil of woodland openings and ditches

Common (uncommon in Mountains, uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Grass, Nepalese Browntop, Nepal Grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Microstegium vimineum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Microstegium vimineum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Microstegium vimineum 029-84-001

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, colonizing moist, rich soil, esp in floodplains

Common

Non-native: tropical southeast Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silver Plumegrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erianthus alopecuroides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saccharum alopecuroides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus alopecuroides 029-85-001

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, woodland borders (of moist to dry sites, rarely in wetlands)

Common (uncommon in Mountains & GA Coastal Plain, rare in NC Mtns)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sugarcane Plumegrass, Giant Plumegrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Erianthus giganteus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Saccharum giganteum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erianthus giganteus 029-85-005

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches (of moist to wet sites, rarey in uplands)

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Splitbeard Bluestem, Silvery Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon ternarius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon ternarius var. ternarius
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon ternarius 029-87-005

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry to moist soils of woodlands and openings

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broomsedge, Broomsedge Bluestem, Old-field Broomstraw, "Sedge Grass"
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007

 

Look for it in old fields, on roadbanks, disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Bushy Bluestem, Bushy Beardgrass, Bog Broomsedge, Clustered Bluestem
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Andropogon glomeratus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Andropogon virginicus 029-87-007?

 

Look for it in swamps, wet savannas, pine flatwoods, wet disturbed sites

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Johnsongrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sorghum halepense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghum halepense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghum halepense 029-88-001

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, waste places

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Indiangrass, Prairie Indiangrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sorghastrum nutans
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sorghastrum nutans
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sorghastrum nutans 029-89-001

 

Look for it in xeric & mesic woodlands & forests of a wide variety, powerline rights-of-way, roadbanks

Common (uncommon in Mountains south of VA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Green Arrow-arum, Tuckahoe
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Peltandra virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Peltandra virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Peltandra virginica 032-04-001

 

Look for it in marshes, bogs, beaver ponds, pocosins, other stagnant, aquatic situations

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Commelina virginica
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina virginica 038-01-001

 

Look for it in bottomlands, swamp forests, other moist to wet forests and forest edges

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Dayflower, Common Dayflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Commelina communis
(?) PLANTS National Database: Commelina communis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Commelina communis 038-01-003

 

Look for it in gardens, bottomlands, disturbed ground

Common

Non-native: Old World

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Murdannia, Asian Spiderwort, Marsh Dewflower, Wart-removing Herb
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Murdannia keisak
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aneilema keisak 038-02-002

 

Look for it on stream banks, canals, ditches, marshes, swamp forests, wet disturbed places

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Soft Rush, Common Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus effusus ssp. solutus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Juncus effusus +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus effusus 040-01-001

 

Look for it in moist soil, marshes, margin of streams, ponds, lakes & swamps, low meadows

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Path Rush, Poverty Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus tenuis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Juncus tenuis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus tenuis 040-01-006

 

Look for it in dry or moist soil along roadsides and paths, fields

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Greenbrier, Common Catbrier, Bullbrier, Horsebrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax rotundifolia 041-02-004

 

Look for it in dry-mesic to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, swamps, pond margins, bluffs, flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides.

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stretchberry, Fringed Greenbrier, Catbrier, Tramp's Trouble
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax bona-nox var. bona-nox
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005

 

Look for it in dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides (of various habitats, including wetlands)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax glauca
(?) PLANTS National Database: Smilax glauca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax glauca 041-02-007

 

Look for it in dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides; uncommon in wetlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Greenbrier, Red-berried Swamp Smilax
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax walteri 041-02-008

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bogs, woodland seeps, often where submersed for at least part of the year

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Laurel-leaf Greenbriar
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax laurifolia 041-02-010

 

Look for it in pocosins, swamp forests, wooded seeps and bogs, swamps, and other wetlands, often with groundwater influence

Common in Coastal Plain (rare Piedmont & Mtns), primarily endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum 041-03-001a

 

Look for it in rich soils of cove forests, moist slopes, & bottomlands, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common to uncommon, locally abundant (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium catesbyi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium catesbaei 041-03-007

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, cove forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Solomon's Seal
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Polygonatum biflorum +
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonatum biflorum 041-10-002

 

Look for it . Depending on variety, it can be found in moist to dry forests and/or on roadbanks

Common to rare, depending on variety and region

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Garden Star of Bethlehem
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ornithogalum umbellatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ornithogalum umbellatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ornithogalum umbellatum 041-28-001

 

Look for it in lawns, old fields, bottomlands, forests (it is commonly cultivated)

Common to uncommon, depending on province

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Starch Grape-hyacinth, Blue Bottles
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Muscari neglectum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Muscari neglectum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Muscari racemosum 041-30-001

 

Look for it . It is cultivated as an ornamental, is persistent and naturalized in lawns, old fields, suburban woodlands, and disturbed areas

Common (rare in Carolina Mountains)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Crow Garlic, Onion Grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium vineale
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium vineale ssp. vineale
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium vineale 041-35-001

 

Look for it in lawns, pastures, other disturbed places

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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